Hostile Reaction to Vat Increase

[Swazi Media] The announcement by Swaziland Finance Minister Martin Dlamini that Value Added Tax is to rise by 1 percent to 15 percent to put it in line with neighbour and major trading partner South Africa has been criticised throughout the kingdom.

[Swazi Media] The announcement by Swaziland Finance Minister Martin Dlamini that Value Added Tax is to rise by 1 percent to 15 percent to put it in line with neighbour and major trading partner South Africa has been criticised throughout the kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Egyptian Regime Turns Its Sights On Foreign Media

[RSF] After stifling the national media and censoring information on social networks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s regime has been stepping up its harassment of foreign media in the run-up to the presidential election that is to be held on…

[RSF] After stifling the national media and censoring information on social networks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's regime has been stepping up its harassment of foreign media in the run-up to the presidential election that is to be held on 26-28 March.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Trainspotter – Cyril Ramaphosa and His Many Big, Fat, Mayo-Drenched Polony Sandwiches

[Daily Maverick] The rise of Cyril Ramaphosa was supposed to give South Africans a chance to have a nice cup of tea following the nine-year Zuma donnybrook. Instead, the ANC reboot has sent ripples into the farthest corners of the country’s body politi…

[Daily Maverick] The rise of Cyril Ramaphosa was supposed to give South Africans a chance to have a nice cup of tea following the nine-year Zuma donnybrook. Instead, the ANC reboot has sent ripples into the farthest corners of the country's body politic. The single most explosive issue - land - has now been detonated, and it's worth asking whether Ramaphosa has the nous, the power and the personnel to deal effectively with the challenges that lie ahead. Or will he be force-fed the political equivalent of a meat tube made o

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Faure Meets Special Envoy From Indonesia

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure received the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr N. Hassan Wirajuda, at State House this morning. Dr Wirajuda is currently on an official visit to seek the support of the gove…

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure received the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr N. Hassan Wirajuda, at State House this morning. Dr Wirajuda is currently on an official visit to seek the support of the government of Seychelles for Indonesia's candidature as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2019-2020 in elections to be held in June 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Major Summit On Financing Healthcare Holds ‎in Abuja

[Premium Times] Concerned about the poor funding of the health sector, members of the World Bank Group, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, will on Tuesday join other policy makers and stakeholders at the Shehu Mus…

[Premium Times] Concerned about the poor funding of the health sector, members of the World Bank Group, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, will on Tuesday join other policy makers and stakeholders at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, for a summit on ?provision of quality healthcare for Nigerians.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Alleged Robber Shot Dead During Shootout With KZN Police

[News24Wire] A shootout between police and three suspects who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint resulted in the death of one suspect in Clermont, Durban, on Friday, police said on Monday.

[News24Wire] A shootout between police and three suspects who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint resulted in the death of one suspect in Clermont, Durban, on Friday, police said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Roux Targets Momentum At Junior Bok Camp

[News24Wire] Despite some withdrawals from their wider training squad, Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux is hoping his teams’ preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in France from May 30 to June 17 will gain momentum when they get together f…

[News24Wire] Despite some withdrawals from their wider training squad, Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux is hoping his teams' preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in France from May 30 to June 17 will gain momentum when they get together for a second training camp in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa